What kind of music do you play?
It’s acoustic, it’s very connected to the earth and we definitely have a lot of influences in Native American roots. This album has a lot of that flavor and a worldly influence. It’s more earth based and connection to the elements.
What makes you passionate about this type of music?
We’re really sending out messages for that reconnection to the source, which is earth and all the elements. The infinite source. That’s what is really lacking in the world right now. People are not connected on a deeper level. It’s about material worth and greed. We believe that it’s been inspired by events that have happened over the last few years with standing rock and the political climate that’s happening. Consciousness around resources and things like that… What can we do? How can we make a change through music?
For these trying times it’s great for artists because sometimes you need turbulence to motivate people and I just think it’s all in divine order in having the chaos that’s going on and stirring people up and making them think about what is happening.
Ultimately, you can’t do anything about the outside world. We have to start with ourselves and create those energies and emotions that we want to experience in the world within ourselves first.
How long have you been playing together?
Probably about 3 years or so. Leraine was playing at a Shamans reunion in Joshua Tree and Shen was there and we knew each other briefly before. We had this really cool connection and friendship that when we started singing the songs and music there together we realized how cool it was to be on this same vibration.
When did you start with Counterpoint?
Originally a friend of mine was recording in here… and when I saw the studio I was like “Oh yes!”, said Leraine. Kent is so supportive about getting local music out and he’s supportive of local artists. Shen chimed in, “One of my friends, Kieth Eccles suggested Kent and it went from there. It’s been a journey getting this done and we’re excited because we feel like we’re getting close.”